Goodbye Heart

Keep Me Close

PRESS RELEASE

DEC 2, 2016

SEATTLE ELECTRONIC DREAM-POP DUO, GOODBYE HEART, RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM, KEEP ME CLOSE

 
Goodbye Heart Keep Me Close press booth
 

“Goodbye Heart could be from the future. Inspiring.”  – PopMatters

“Indie dream-pop that is elegant and ravishing” – Spread

“Goodbye Heart brings a driving, full flow to their dream pop landscape. 
With such a full sound it’s hard to believe there are only two of them!” – The Stranger

SEATTLE ELECTRONIC DREAM-POP DUO, GOODBYE HEART, RELEASES DEBUT
FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, KEEP ME CLOSE

2 DEC 2016 (Seattle, WA) – Goodbye Heart's debut album, Keep Me Close, is available in its entirety today. The duo has been steadily releasing singles from the self-produced album throughout the year, with 12 of the 15 tracks receiving radio airplay on KEXP (including “Lives on Lives”, which was featured as a KEXP "Song of the Day").

With Keep Me Close, Goodbye Heart continues to explore their world of atmospheric synths, gritty electronic percussion, and heart-wrenching vocals. Drawing inspiration from lush, textural movie soundtracks and their native New York City's hip-hop roots, Goodbye Heart creates an emotional, multi-layered sonic experience for driving, dancing, falling in love, or falling apart. 

Goodbye Heart is Sam Ford and Nila K Leigh, two friends whose musical collaboration began in their hometown of NYC, and has since brought them to Seattle. Following the success of their debut EP Restless Nights (2014), Keep Me Close reflects the duo’s evolution as producers and their continued strength as songwriters. “We’re in pursuit of something - it’s dreamy, dark, cinematic, always with a story in mind,” says Sam. “And this time we’ve turned up the drums.”

Keep Me Close is available today on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Apple Music.

 

contact: press@goodbyeheart206.com

 



Produced/engineered/mixed by Goodbye Heart
Mastered by Ed Brooks

Lyrics available here. 



PRESS

KEXP Song of The Day: "Lives on Lives"  (Keep Me Close track #1)  6/7/16

“Goodbye Heart could be from the future. Inspiring.”  – Charles Pitter, PopMatters

“I love the EP Restless Nights. It’s one of my favorite records of the year”   DJ Cheryl Waters, KEXP

“Indie dream-pop that is elegant and ravishing”  Spread

KEXP Song of The Day: "Just Kids" 3/28/14 

"Restless Nights is replete with an enthralling tension between understated intimacy and sprawling, expressive ambiance." Thrd Coast  

"...lush, ethereal quality [with] an almost electro-hip-hop feel   - Seattle Weekly

“Goodbye Heart brings a driving, full flow to their dream pop landscape. With such a full sound it’s hard to believe there are only two of them!”  – The Stranger

gorgeous, patient melodies and lovely boy/girl harmonizing over a bed of textured bass and synthesizer sounds." 
 Nada Mucho

VIDEOS & Interviews

Goodbye Heart - "Don't Slow Down" (directed by Chris Volckmann)
official video from the debut EP Restless Nights (2014)  watch it here

KEXP Live In-Studio  watch it here

Interview: KEXP  read it here

Interview: Thrd Coast  read it here